Cherwell Laboratories has published an eBook entitled The Pharmaceutical and Cleanroom Industry’s Pocket Guide to Prepared Culture Media. Available to download from the company’s website, the new guide is intended for anyone involved in using and/or buying microbiological media. It aims to provide an understanding of the best practices and breadth of prepared culture media options for various applications.
The importance of culture media for microbiological quality control purposes cannot be understated. High-quality culture media is essential to achieve accurate, reproducible, and ultimately repeatable microbial tests for applications including: environmental monitoring, process and operator validation, and product sterility testing.
The comprehensive guide equips the reader with all the information needed to consider in order to produce, purchase, store and use prepared media effectively. Focusing on the key topics covered in the guide will help readers to ensure their culture media is of a consistently high quality to deliver reliable results.
Topics covered include: an overview of the various applications of prepared media; best-practice guidelines for handling and storing prepared media; the logistics of in-house prepared media manufacture; the argument for pre-prepared media versus in-house manufacturing; and guidelines on how to choose a prepared media supplier.